Elections


A voter arrives to cast their mail-in ballot at the City-County Building in downtown Pittsburgh Monday, May 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
PA Dem Introduces Bill to Make Ballot Drop-Off Easier

While Republican lawmakers continue to fight mail-in voting and ballot drop boxes, a Democratic state lawmaker has introduced a bill allowing a spouse or relative to return a voter’s ballot.

An election worker continues the process in counting ballots for the Pennsylvania primary election, Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at the Mercer County Elections Board in Mercer, Pa. Vote counting continues as Republican candidates Dr. Mehmet Oz and David McCormick are locked in a too-early-to-call race for Pennsylvania's hotly contested Republican nomination for an open U.S. Senate seat. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
The Pennsylvania Senate Primary Recount, Explained

An automatic recount is triggered if one candidate wins by 0.5 points or less, according to state law. Oz and McCormick are neck-and-neck with only 95% of precincts reporting.

State Sen. Doug Mastriano, R-Franklin, a Republican candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, speaks at a primary night election gathering in Chambersburg, Pa., Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Meet Doug Mastriano, the Extreme MAGA Republican Nominee for Pennsylvania Governor

Mastriano wants to ban abortion after six weeks with no exceptions, has amplified QAnon and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, and has spent 18 months lying about voter fraud and trying to overturn the outcome of the 2020 presidential election–an effort he compared to opposing the rise of Adolf Hitler.

Signs point the way for voters to cast their ballots at the polling location for the Pennsylvania primary election, Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Harmony, Pa., (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Berks County Having Issues With New Electronic Poll Books

State Rep. Manny Guzman said he faced delays due to poll workers not properly trained on the new machines

A Philadelphia election worker scans ballots for the 2020 general election in the United States at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Tuesday Is the Primary Election in PA. Here’s What to Expect When You Vote.

Tuesday May 17 is primary election day in Pennsylvania.  The primary is when Democrats and Republicans will choose who they want to win their party’s nomination to run for these seats in the general election in November: Pennsylvania’s US Senate seat Pennsylvania’s 17 US House of Representatives seats Half of Pennsylvania’s state Senate seats All...

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, who is running for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, speaks at a Centre County Democrats' breakfast event at a hotel at the Mountain View Country Club, Saturday, April 9, 2022, in Boalsburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Marc Levy)
Lt. Gov. John Fetterman Hospitalized After Suffering a Stroke

The leading candidate in Pennsylvania’s Democratic US Senate primary had a stroke Friday triggered by an irregular heartbeat, but insisted he’d be back on the campaign trail soon.

Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano, (R-Franklin), speaks to supporters of President Donald Trump as they demonstrate outside the Pennsylvania State Capitol, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Harrisburg, Pa., after Democrat Joe Biden defeated Trump to become 46th president of the United States. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Trump Backs Doug Mastriano in Pennsylvania’s GOP Governor Primary

Loyalty pays off for “big lie” believer Doug Mastriano, who gains the endorsement of former President Donald Trump just days ahead of Tuesday’s primary.